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Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Description:

The common kingfisher also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its rangeThis sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water.

Habitat:

found near small pond

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2 Comments

AmolPandit
AmolPandit 4 years ago

Thanks Saswat

SaswatMishra
SaswatMishra 4 years ago

Lovely !

AmolPandit
Spotted by
AmolPandit

Vasai-Virar, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jun 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2016

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